We are pleased to inform parents that the police have lifted the cordons, and both Melville Street and 17 Walker Street Nurseries will open as usual tomorrow. Once again we would like to thank you for your understanding today.
The new term for all our activities will run from 22nd April 2019 to 15th June 2019.
Please see below for individual costs:
Swimming – £80
Tutti Footy – £20
Bambino Beats – £20
A permission and payment sheet will be put up outside each room for you to complete if you wish your children to take part in these activities.
As always, payment should be made online, over the phone or via the Early Days Nurseries App.
My name is Angelina Bouzo and I was born and raised in Crete, Greece.
I was lucky to be surrounded by caring teachers when I was at school and while I did not appreciate how knowledgeable they were at the time, their passion for teaching and love for children was something that could not be ignored.
I think that teaching is such an important job, a teacher can be a leading role in a young child’s life. A teacher ought to show that they believe in their students and inspire them to do their best.
I completed my undergraduate studies in English literature and linguistics, with my academic focus on the learning process and the function of the memory and brain.
I am really excited to start working at OCH with the preschool children.
Hi, my name is Holli and I am 16 years old.
I have just left school and currently working towards achieving my SVQ Level 3.
I enjoy taking my little brother out on trips and looking after my dog.
I am really looking forward to working with all the children in the tweenie room.
Hi, my name is Hilary and I am the new cook at Old Coates House.
I trained at the New Town Cook in Edinburgh and cemented my training by working in a cafe environment for two years.
I then spent a further two years working as a Nursery Chef
I particularly enjoy baking in my spare time as well as going out and experiencing new cuisine.
2 tbsp olive oil,
2 onions, finely chopped,
2 sweet potatoes, chopped
2 carrots, chopped,
2 parsnips, chopped,
1 red chilli, roughly chopped,
1 tbsp ground cumin,
75g dried green lentils,
1.3l vegetable stock,
100g Greek yoghurt,
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped,
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until softened.
Tip in the remaining veg and cook for a further 5 minutes, adding the cumin and chilli for the final 2 minutes.
Add the lentils and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until the veg is tender and the lentils are soft.
Add the milk and blitz until smooth, adding a little extra water if needed.
Continue to heat until the soup bubbles.
Serve in bowls with a dollop of Greek yogurt and sprinkle of coriander
The last week for activities this term is w/c 1st April 2019.
There will be no swimming, Tutti Footy or Bambino Beats w/c 8th April or w/c 15th April.
Details for the new term will follow.
We still have some outstanding payments for these activities. As we are now at the end of the term please can you ensure that you have paid for these if your child takes part.
If you have yet to pay, please can you do so either by phone or on the app.
1 tbsp olive oil,
1 garlic glove, crushed,
400g chopped tomatoes,
1 tbsp vegetable stock powder or 1/2 low salt stock cube,
1 tbsp tomato puree,
1 tsp sugar,
Handful of basil leaves,
Heat the oil in the pan, add the garlic, then gently fry for 1 minute.
Tip in all the other ingredients, except the basil, then bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To finish, tear the basil leaves, then stir into the sauce.
Serve with whatever pasta you choose or freeze for an easy tea!